Leeds v St Helens selected for BBC coverage

The Challenge Cup fifth round tie between Leeds and St Helens will be televised live on BBC1 on Saturday April 26 (2.30pm kick-off).

The stand-out tie of the draw, one of only three all-Super League ties, will be played at Headingley, just a month after St Helens triumphed 14-10 in a league meeting between the two sides.

Rhinos coach Brian McDermott said: “We are pleased to be at home and it will be important to have a big crowd behind us against a very strong Saints outfit. We had a great tussle with them a couple of weeks ago and I am expecting this to be even tougher given what is on the line. 

“Our play off meeting with them last season was an epic game and I am sure the Rugby League public can not wait to see these two groups of men go head to head again.”

To accommodate the game, Leeds Carnegie rugby union team, who groundshare Headingley with the Rhinos, have agreed to bring forward their final league match of the season against Cornish Pirates forward 24 hours to Friday April 25.

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